Halcyon Springs, which provides a water spa for tired feet and individuals with neuropathy among other ailments, is off on the right foot with its new business venture.
The foot spa is located adjacent to Pucci Petique on U.S. Hwy. 51 in Hernando.
Chris Purnell, an engineering and pre med student is devoting his time and energy to a process in which a bio-electromagnetic field in a charged water bath is working wonders for people with tired, aching feet and other issues.
"We're looking at what we can do to help people," Purnell said. "This is the first business model in the area to utilize the bio-field array machine, which has been used in foot therapy sessions and full body sessions as well. Right now, we are by appointment or you can schedule online."
The company's web site is www.halcyonsprings.com.
Marcy Purnell, Purnell's spouse, said both clinical and anecdotal research have shown that the therapy can help some people afflicted with neuropathy, which is a condition in which nerve cells in the feet and other extremities are dying and are in need of being regenerated.
With a finger prick, technicians and spa operators can view the change in your red blood cells before and after a treatment in order to show clients the effectiveness of therapy sessions.
"We do not claim to treat or diagnose, Marcy Purnell, who said the technique of bio-field array is undergoing research at the University of Memphis said.
However, Marcy Purnell said the bio-field array machine is attracting the attention of the medical community.
"There are MD's looking to take this model into their practice," Purnell said. "Typically, you have something on the market first. This was developed in Austrailia in 1996. As a cardiologist practitioner at the University of Memphis, I can say that a great deal of research is going into this."
Purnell said additional research is ongoing at the University of Tennessee.
But the best testimonial is the results that clients are seeing in the local community.
"People around here have watched how it has helped people," Purnell said. "The health result have been profound."
Robert Lee Long is Community Editor of the DeSoto Times-Tribune. He may be contacted at email@example.com or at 662-429-6397, Ext. 252.